Rise and shine, Mr. Freeman. Now you’ve been accused of harassment. Brian and Max go through the allegations, Morgan Freeman’s response, as well as what can be determined – as far as the truth goes – at this point in time.


1. Eight women have alleged they were subjected to sexual harassment by Morgan Freeman
– These eight women, along with eight witnesses spoke to CNN as part of the investigation
– A reporter at CNN, Chloe Melas, was an alleged victim and the only one who spoke on record

2. List of allegations
– Massaged women without permission; he would rest his hand on lower backs
– Made comments about women’s bodies and clothing
– Tried to lift up a woman’s skirt and asked if she was wearing underwear (only stopped when Alan Arkin told him to)
– Freeman once shook the hand of the aforementioned Chloe Melas who was six months pregnant at the time and said “I wish I was there”. He apparently also said “you are ripe.” (the “I wish I was there line” was caught on film)
– He once looked a woman up and down and asked her “how do you feel about sexual harassment?” The woman supposedly responded “I love it” sarcastically.
– One more than on occasion, he’d go to a female employee, stand really close to them and look at their breasts
– Would ask women to twirl for him
– When he commented on a woman’s dress, he said the following: “She wants to be thought of as serious but you can’t get away from the short dresses.”

3. Morgan Freeman’s statement on the allegations
– “Anyone who knows me or has worked with me knows I am not someone who would ntentionally offend or knowingly make anyone feel uneasy. I apologize to anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected – that was never my intent.”

4. the moment, the Vancouver Transit Authority, Translink, has said the following regarding Freeman’s current involvement in their ad campaign
– “In light of information we’ve learned through news stories this morning of serious allegations against actor Morgan Freeman, Translink has decided to pause his voice announcements as part of a VISA ad campaign on the transit system.”